Traffic & Transport

1- Sudan rail ways corporation considered one of the longest railways in Africa ( ABOUT 4578KM) with AG AUGE 1056mm.

2- Three types of Rails used:-
– 90 lb/yd The total length of 90 lb /yd rail 21% of the route length
– 75 lb yd The total length of 75 lb /yd rail 46% of the route length
– 50 lb/yd The total length of 50 lb /yd rail 33% of the route length

3- There are 2225 bridges and culverts with deferent spans ( 6-15-25-55- 105 ) feet steel bridges ..

4- Hardwood sleepers and steel sleepers are used in Sudan Railways corporation.

5- Three types of switches used in sudan Railways.

Corporation:-

- 1: 12 used in main lines
– 1: 8 used in private lines – branch lines
– 1: 10 used in secondary lines

Construction date and route length:
  • Section

    Wadi Halfa- Abu Hamed
    Abu Hamed – Atbara
    Atbara – Khartoum
    Atbara – Port Sudan
    No 10 - Karima
    Khartoum – Kosti – El Obied.
    Haiya – Kassala
    Kassala – Gedarif
    Gedarif – Sinnar
    Sinnar – Damazine
    Aradeiba Junc - Babanousa
    Babanousa – Nyala
    Babanousa – Wau
    Girba – Degim
    Abu Gabra- Muglad
  • Construction Date

    1898-1897
    1898
    1898-1900
    1904- 1906
    1905
    1909-1911
    1923-1924
    1924-1928
    1928-1929
    1953-1954
    1956-1957
    1954-1959
    1959-1962
    1962
    1995
  • Length in Kms.

    350
    244
    313
    474
    222
    689
    347
    218
    237
    227
    354
    335
    446
    70
    52

Track and Construction Directorate considered on of the most important Directorate in sudan railways corporation it construct a new railways lines- maintenance the existing lines- inspection and maintenance bridges.

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